Community imports of vegetables from Morocco, Turkey and Egypt have experienced an unstoppable climb in recent years. A trend that has been reinforced in the first four months of 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year, with growth of 17% in the case of Morocco, 51% in Turkey and 20% in Egypt, according to the latest data updated by the Office of Statistics of the European Union (Eurostat), processed by FEPEX.
Verd Camp Fruits, associated with Grupo AGF since 2007, is the first European company to be certified in the calculation and verification of its water and carbon footprint for the cultivation of Fashion watermelon, being the first time a horticultural production company has evaluated sustainability and water and carbon efficiency in the cultivation of watermelon, in general, and Fashion watermelon, in particular.
The European Commission has called on Italy to take stronger and more effective measures to stop the spread of Xylella fastidiosa. Otherwise, it is proposed to take the transalpine country to the EU Court of Justice, according to an opinion issued after the report of the visit last November of community inspectors to the Puglia region, affected by new outbreaks , and to which the UNIÓ of Llauradors i Ramaders has had access.
Socialist Europarlamentarians have called on the European Commission (EC) to counteract the "anti-dumping" complaint against Spanish exports of table olives in the United States.
According to the first data of the organic production in our country, facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), Spain is confirmed the first EU country by surface, surpassing two million hectares. It is also among the top five producers in the world.
The wine sector has celebrated the principle of a trade agreement recently reached between the European Union and Japan, which will give a strong boost to wine exports to the Japanese market. Thus, the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, which could enter into force in 2019, eliminates import tariffs and includes protection for geographical indications.
European citizens believe that agricultural policy must continue…
On 6th July, the EU and Japan reached an agreement in principle on the fundamental elements of a future Economic Partnership Treaty, which will be the most important bilateral trade agreement ever concluded by the European Union. Among other issues, this agreement will open the Japanese market to key agricultural exports of the Union, increasing opportunities in various sectors.
From tomorrow, from 1st July to the end of June 2018, the extension of exceptional measures already in place to support producers of perishable fruit affected by the import ban decreed by the Russian authorities enters into force.
The European Commission reopens the debate on the future of EU finances with the publication on 28th June of a reflection paper which explains the difficult challenge facing the future EU budget: financing more with fewer resources, a challenge posed by a a political scenario marked by the Brexit and that forces to reflect on the design of policies in key areas of action such as agriculture or cohesion.
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